SYRACUSE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Friday night people in Syracuse are having a good time for a good cause. They put on a friendly basketball game to boost one boy's battle against cancer.
Friday people are having a ball at Syracuse Jr. High. It's the Guns and Hoses basketball game between Syracuse Fire Fighters and Police. Organizers are giving all the proceeds to six year old Grant Goodsell.
"When I found out about Grant's diagnosis this is one of the first things I thought," said Stephanie Peterson, Organizer.
Grant suffers from bone cancer that forced him to amputate his left arm and has now spread to his lungs. Friday everyone you saw - police, firefighters, Jazz Bear, the Jazz Dancers, and one of the U of U football players - are all there for him.
"There's no better way for us as public safety to be able to give back to the community we serve," said Chief Garret Atkin, Syracuse Police Dept.
"Great opportunity to provide a little something for a family that's had a big challenge in their life," said Chief Eric Froerer, Syracuse Fire Dept.
Presented with a few special gifts, and showered with a lot of attention, Grant's family said this experience feels overwhelming.
"Having people be so supportive makes it the only way you can even get through everything like this," said Jennifer Goodsell, Grant's mother.
In the end, the goal is to just see a smile on Grant's face.
If you want to help Grant's family cover his medical bills. A fund a has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank called "Gifts for Grant Goodsell". A paypal account has also been set up under the same name.
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